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Recent News

MRSA emerged years before methicillin was even discovered

Study shows that Staphylococcus aureus acquired the mecA methicillin resistance gene in the mid-1940s

'Superbugs' study reveals complex picture of E. coli bloodstream infections

Genetic study of E. coli showed that drug resistant ‘superbugs’ don't always out-compete other strains.

Largest study of malaria gene function reveals a finely tuned genome full of potential drug targets

Scientists discover that two thirds of the malaria parasite’s genes studied are essential for growth, meaning there are many more drug targets than previously thought